According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 40 million Americans move each year. Of those, a significant number move to further their careers, with a promotion just in the next county, state, or region. Relocating for a job brings with it a number of serious challenges — you have to say goodbye to your friends and an area you’ve come to know and love, and you have to start fresh. Finding housing, perhaps, is more challenging and important than anything else, as you can’t exactly start fresh if you’re out on the streets.
For many, a standard hotel is the only option when time doesn’t permit finding an apartment or home. That said, more and more people are choosing short term corporate housing instead of hotels when they’re just getting started in their new lives. Here’s why.
What Are the Benefits of Temporary Corporate Housing?
- All the Amenities of Home, and Then Some
- Reduction of Logistical Stress
- A Cost-Effective Way to Start Your New Life
As housing news and search site Move.com writes, one of the biggest advantages of choosing corporate housing rentals is their ability to make you feel at home. Typical temporary corporate housing offers fully stocked bathrooms, full kitchens, living rooms, television, and more. Not only do you get the room service typical of a hotel, you also get what feels like so much more than a rental. Unlike when you stay at a hotel, coming back to your temporary corporate housing will allow you to truly feel as though you’re coming home.
It’s said that moving is one of the most stressful events of our lives, third only to the death of a loved one and divorce. Using temporary corporate housing allows you to drastically reduce this stress. By renting a temporary corporate apartment, you can take your time settling in to your new location, while you search for more permanent accommodations at your own pace. This might not seem like much, but when you’re in the thick of it, this can make all the difference to your stress level and happiness.
For the San Francisco-based SF Gate, the greatest benefit of using temporary corporate housing is the savings you’ll enjoy over a traditional hotel. Corporate rental services typically offer significant discounts for stays over 20 days; the longer you stay, the more economical your rent will be. Unless they regularly deal with business clientele, chances are this isn’t something you’ll find with your usual hotel.
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